Eastern Courier

12-yr-old petitions Countdown over eggs

Maja with one of her pet chickens.

Auckland youngster's online petition asking Countdown to stop selling caged eggs cracks 16K signatures.

Footpath 'a genuine safety issue'

Still without a footpath, an elderly man walks children to school along busy Ormiston road.

Debate wages about who is responsible for installing and paying for a new footpath on busy Ormiston Road.

Head banging wins crowd

Howick College band Minimal Silence won the Manukau Regional Final of Smokefree Rockquest 2016.

 Howick College band Minimal Silence is vying for a place in the Smokefreerockquest national final, after topping the Manukau regional final.

Upcoming Kiwi golfer recognised at home

Wenyung Keh after winning last years Akarana Open.

Kiwi Wenyung Keh and her Washington University team won the university's first NCAA golf championship.

Medicinal cannabis does the job

Before taking the medicinal cannabis Huhana Hickey had to take about 1800mg of Gabapentin, up to eight Sevredol ...

Huhana Hickey hasn't needed any pain relief in four months because of a medicinal cannabis mouth spray.

Speech winner China bound

Macleans College student Elisa Martin Moses has been selected to participate in the Global Chinese Speech and Talent Show.

Elisa Martin Moses will represent New Zealand at the Global Chinese Bridge Speech Competition in China.

First XV Rugby: Half-season review

St Kents after winning this year's Presbyterian Quadrangular pre-season tournament.

At the half way mark of the season, the Auckland First XV competition has raised more questions than answers.

Promotion for community constable

New Highland Park Community Constable Kevin Deng, and newly promoted Sergeant Anson Lin.

Freshly promoted Sergeant Anson Lin will be moving back to the front line.

Top award for hospice ambassadors

Totara Hospice youth ambassadors Fangafua Po'oi​ and Rosie Kennedy accept the award from Health Minister Jonathan Coleman.

Young people dedicated to helping South Aucklanders with life-limiting illness have been recognised by the Minister of Health.

'I curse him every day'

Kamal Reddy was convicted in May of the murders of Pakeeza Yusuf and her daughter Jojo.

Grieving mum says justice has been served for the killer of her daughter and granddaughter.

On the Beat: Theft could be prevented

Sergeant Anson Lin says not leaving valuables in your car reduces the risk of it being broken into.

OPINION: The theft of a handbag with $2000 inside could have been prevented, Sergeant Anson Lin says.

Dog owners jump at amnesty

George Masina with his dogs Tama and Hine who have been de-sexed, registered and microchipped through Auckland Council's ...

It would have cost George Masina more than $1000 to register, de-sex and microchip his two dogs. 

Waters of Rio await Mt Wellington rower

Isaac Grainger competing on Lake Karapiro in 2014.

Isaac Grainger is headed to Rio with the New Zealand men's eight boat.

Dancer is California bound

Leandri Coetzee is excited about the prospect of dancing on the world stage.

Leandri Coetzee has only been doing Jazz for a year, but she's already off to the world championship.

Ferry shuttle struggles

Auckland Transport will add more services to its Half Moon Bay ferry park and ride trial.

A park and ride shuttle in east Auckland cost more than $10,000 to carry 23 passengers in its first two months.

Truck fire closes busy Auckland road

A truck driver escaped unharmed after a suspected electrical fault sparked a fire in the cabin.

An electrical fault may have caused a fire that gutted a large truck's cabin on a south-east Auckland street.

Helping hand to success

Through Poly-Emp, Jamie Kake was given employment by Tim Holmes from Rapid Rubbish.

Jamie Kake has ADHD and global development delay but four weeks ago he was excited to secure a job at Rapid Rubbish Ltd.

Village 'desperate' for volunteers

Joan Clarkson loves working out in the gardens at the Howick Historical Village.

Howick Historical Village are undermanned and calling for volunteers to join their team. 

Arrests after smash and grabs


Three alleged offenders face charges with more arrests likely following east Auckland ram-raids, police say.

Boxing fight to honour friend

Repeka Polamalu-Vilitau is training up to six days a week leading up to the The Big Bash V boxing event.

Repeka Polamalu-Vilitau is on a collision course to honour musician Metui Finau.

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